Can a RCIA candidate receive sacramental absotlution during confession?

My sponsee goes to Mass and Confession. Our deacon said she can receive absolution before being fully inititated. She was baptized as an Episcopalean. Is this correct?>

Hi,

If the person in RCIA has been validly baptized, then that person is actually obliged to receive absolution before making an act of faith in the Catholic Church. So, yes such a person may go to Confession once he or she has received proper instruction and the date for entrance into the Catholic Church draws near.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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